Thousands of Americans are diagnosed each year with either colon cancer or rectal cancer–collectively known as “colorectal cancer.” Because these cancers are most effectively treated in early stages, screenings are incredibly important.

In fact, the American Cancer Society recently lowered the recommended age for screenings from 50 to 45 because of increased diagnoses among younger adults.

So, this month, we ask you to consider: What’s your back story? What are some health factors you have that might put you at risk of colorectal cancer? What can you share about your family history that might indicate a need for screening?

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